In the 1780s jackets worn with petticoats became a popular garment for informal wear by women. This example shows the long sleeves and close-fitting style characteristic of the decade. It is made of linen printed in a repeating pattern of floral sprigs. The fabric has been quilted so that each printed motif is framed in a diamond shape by quilting stitches. A decorative cotton muslin apron completes the ensemble.


  • Title: Jacket
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1785/1790
  • Location: France
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 720 mm, Width: 640 mm
  • Medium: Printed linen, quilted, lined with linen

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